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to connect. rethink possible. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken wayne. frank somerville is off. >> i am julie haener. thieves are targeting gift cards. even though police are aware of it you could have had a card that was tampered with. ktvu's matt keller is live to show us how they are getting away with your money. >> reporter: this safeway here is one of two where the gift cards were found. and deputies say there may be people out there who may not realize they are victims. >> reporter: a small town in the mountains but big time thieves were hoping to profit. sheriff's deputies said workers at this safeway reported someone tampered with gift cards. >> this is a very smart scam. i looked that cards and it was hard to determine. >> reporter: look at this gift card. looks like one you would find in your store. if you look, you can see the bar barcode is not what it seems. >> they photo copy it and place it on the other cards by slipping paper in there and you would never know till you got home. >> the sc
a false police report. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there are new developments in the murder and robbery of a businessman. the four defendants have a gang connection. she is a prostitute who was hired by the victim. she passed information about his mansion along to people associated with a oakland gang. this new twist could change the case. >> going to be very skeptical that gang members came from the bay area and made their way into a mansion without some type of inside information. >> she could be charged with murder along with the other defendants. >>> the flu season has just hit a milestone in the bay area. officials reported the first death in our area due to flu and the fifth this season in california. health and science editor john fowler is live with a shortage of flu vaccine. john? >> reporter: that's right. doctors warn this is just the first of what promises to be a deadly flu season. one death, expect more. >> with the peek of flu a month -- peak of flu a month away. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: she said she died a
of a millionaire last november. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live with information that the prostitute giving information to two gang members about the mansion. >> reporter: all four defendants in this case will be appearing here in court on february 4th to enter a plea. the chronicle is reporting that the lone female defendant gave people associated with an oakland gang information that ultimately led to this home invasion and murder. 24-year-old raven dixon is behind bars. she also faces a gang enhancement. the chronicle is reports that she worked as a prostitute for kumar and passed along information about the mansion, including the lateout. coincidently, the oakland police chief said that is the same group involved in a gang war. the chronicle sources say shows people hatched a plan to invade the estate. the district attorney's office have charged three others with kumer's murder. his home was broken into last november while he and his wife were home. kumar's body was found inside but the police won't say how he was killed. the court had documents sealed because
as well. >> thank you, christian. we should also mention we will have updates on our facebook page, ktvu on facebook, and we will be tweeting out any information as we get it as well. >> i was just talking to bill. he said a little bit of drizzle in that area right now. >>> what are you seeing right now, bill? >> on that fire, there's some sprinkles, high humidity. that's great news for firefighters. not such great news for the bay area, the afternoon commute. the showers are light but it doesn't take much. it's slippery. you can see the back edge of this weather system now. look where it's coming from? the south. that's why it's so warm out. temperatures are in the 50's and even low 60's. you can see where the showers are and where they are not. basically all nine bay area counties have some type of shower activity, but it is very light. when you see the different gradients in the grain, up here it might be a little lighter, up here a little heavier. it's pretty obvious. but this is real light stuff. all these bay areas, the windshield wipers are on intermittently. we'll be tracking it.
the game in person. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> president obama parked his second inauguration. he took the both with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is underway right now in washington, d.c. a live look at president obama and michelle obama having this dance. the festivities under way in the nation's capital. let's take a listen. [ music playing ] >> al green toon there. >> there are only two balls this year. the president and the first lady enjoying the dance. >>
♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. [ yelling ] >>> punches are thrown on the courthouse steps between family members am broiled in a controversial murder case. good evening. i'm ken wayne. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. a routine court hearing erupted into a fight between two families in san jose today. one man's family wants justice for a dead father and the other is calling for leniency for the man who shot him. >> reporter: the hearing lasted about a minute while outside was the real drama where supporters from both sides got into a fight. family and friends of 26-year- old ricardo hernandez streamed out of the santa clara county courthouse this afternoon after showing up to support the second degree murder suspect. they were taunted by the family of 36-year-old christopher soriano, the man killed december 31st in san jose in what police describe was a citizens arrest gone wrong. >> i'm a widow with five kids now. >> hey, hey! [ yelling ] >> reporter: soriano's family told us they're upset hernand
. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us i am pam cook. >> and i am brian flores in for dave clark, let's look at weather with steve. >>> it's still not too bad, we had a long stretch of some good weather, kind of hazy sunshine and higher clouds will not get here until later tonight. maybe some rain tomorrow and today hazy sunshine and 60s, here is sal. >>> good morning, highway 4, traffic here looks slower as you come over the willow pass grade, and also the morning commute is looking good on the san mateo. all that and more minutes ahead, now let's go back to the desk. >>> a manhunt in oakland for two suspects who shot and wounded a police officer. s.w.a.t. teams are on the scene where the shooting happened shortly before 6:30. ktvu channel 2 morning news alex savage is at the scene and tells us what led up to the shooting. >> reporter: these men apparently confronted an undercover police officer and one of them opened fire on that officer. they continue to search for those two other armed men who escaped and as you can see the
. live in oakland, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, sal. >>> and sal mentioned the protest is planned. angry crowds are upset that bratton's force stops and frisks. >>> for the first time we are hearing firsthand from some of thing teenagers shot in brentwood -- some of the teenagers shot in brentwood yesterday. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us with why the victims say they were targeted because of a pair of sneakers. tara? >> reporter: a group of teens was standing out here on the sidewalk. they were waiting for a ride when a car drove by. they said that they thought the young men inside looked like they were looking forrable trouble with you they -- but they had no -- looking for trouble but they had no idea the issue would be a pair of shoes. >> hit me in the stomach right here. >> reporter: 16-year-old ernesto describe, the drive-by shooting in front of his house. >> i saw the shine of the gun. after that i took off. >> reporter: ernesto's younger brother says four men in their early 20s pulled up in a white four-door sedan. >> they asked us questions
right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> the message this year is clear, california is once again confounded our critics, we have wrought -- >> the governor says the future is promising. good afternoon, i am claudine wong, tori campbell is off today. >>> he gave his state of the state address but in an optimistic speech he says he has never been more excited about what is ahead and that includes that. ken pritchett is liver for us with more on the governor's brown. >> reporter: this is the 11th time he has addressed the joint session and given their california's budget balanced after years, this one of more optimistic in recent memory. >> california has once again confounded our critics, we have wrought in just two years a solid and enduring budget and by god we are going to preserve and keep it that way for years to come. [ applause ] >> for the rosier budget outlook the governor credited both lawmakers for keeping spending down and voters who approved proposition 30 raising taxes in november. in his speech browne called for the way education is funds and spending billions
-old in connection with an allegation of sexual assault. we get the developing news from ktvu's amber lee. she's live in the city with what we know about the alleged assault and some initial reaction, amber. >> reporter: ken, news that the 49 wide receiver is being investigated for sexual assault comes as a surprise to the 49 fans we spoke to here at momo's tonight. the 25-year-old is having what some would characterize a break out season after being drafted by the 49 in 2009. the alleged assault happened in a san francisco early last sunday just hours after the 4- 9ders played the packers. police did not name the hotel just a short while ago a spokesman for the police department told us investigators interviewed crabtree who had an attorney with him and said the football player was cooperative. >> at this point he has not been detained or arrested. to my knowledge he was on the plane with the rest of the 49ers today in atlanta ready to play the game on sunday. >> reporter: we found these 49er fans at momo's they told us they want more details before they jump to any conclusions. >> i think that's te
.m. and they are very excited about it. i am tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> coming up at 5:15, mayor ed lee is also there for the inauguration and he will tell did it holds a special significance for him. >>> overnight police are investigating a deadly shooting. it happened at 1:00 a.m. not far from geneva avenue. one person was shot and killed, another was taken to san francisco general hospital and is expected to survive. police right now are searching for the fun man who witnesses say was wearing all black. it happened saturday evening and gary jones was driving when somebody fired shots into his car. he was shot at least once and he died later at local hospital. police say that gunman escaped in a silver or white vehicle. >>> well, the san francisco 49ers are headed to the super bowl just in case you didn't hear after a thrilling victory over the atlanta falcons and janine de la vega says the falcons came back home last night. good morning jeanine. >> reporter: that's right, they are here at the training facility and you can bet the team will be here practicing for the next couple o
for sunday's championship game. ktvu's paul chambers is going to tell us about the rush on to the showdown. >> reporter: if you're looking for a direct flight between sfo and atlanta, you may be out of luck. all six flights are sold out today which is a very common theme for anything 49ers especially at a store down in the south bay. even before the store opened today there was a line of people outside all waiting to get their hands on anything that said colin kaepernick. >> i was waiting a half hour with two other women. >> my son wanted a kaepernick sweat shirt. so i'm here for him. >> reporter: last week kakui designed this shirt in honor of the 49er quarterback who has a connection to the bay area store because the owner also has a tattoo shop where kaepernick gets his ink. >> when we worked with kaepernick on a design we decided to do something based on his tattoos. >> reporter: demand has been so high they've sold out of the t-shirts. they used to order merchandise by the hundreds, but now by the thousands which still might not be enough because the owners say kaepernick wore this
to spend extra time in traffic. patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and here's a quick look now outside. this is from our traffic camera along 880 in oakland. traffic is moving a little slowly tonight but it is indeed moving. moving to the south, this is the 280 interchange in san jose. it looks like traffic is pretty light there. bill martin has been tracking this latest system for us, and bill, you said this rain may linger on into the evening? >> it's going to linger, heather. like we were talking about earlier, it hasn't rained in a few weeks and the roads get a little wet. this is not a big storm, but the roads get very slick. it draws the residues to the surface and you get slick roadways. the heaviest rain has been in the north bay. there's santa rosa right now. you can see the darker greens? obviously, that's the heavier rain, just north of napa. but basically the heavier rains are widely spread. we're seeing light, scattered sprinkles throughout the area. it's sort of the same light green. you just saw patti up there by berkeley. this is a light, low-grade rainfall that's going
. ktvu alex savidge is there now with the latest on the woman and her fire damaged apartment. what do you know alex? >> reporter: we do know this woman was in very bad shape when firefighters pulled her out of that burning apartment. it's the second story unit here at this complex in hayward. you can see a lot of damage from the outside. this was an elderly woman who suffered from burns and smoke inhalation. after this fire started about 9:30 or so inside theout. we're right in her second and e street. crews on scene told us it was a fairly small kitchen fire to begin with. as crews made their way through the unit, they found this woman inside and she was unresponsive at the time. firefighters did say they were able to get a pulse on this woman once she was transported to the hospital. crews tell us this wasn't a large fire by any stretch that left this woman injured. >> we were able to extinguish the fire fairly quickly with an aggressive interior attack. we did find a victim within the home. they found him in the bedroom during a primary search. >> reporter: no one else aside from that
typical winter weather. a ktvu photographer found a lot of people on market street in san francisco had heard the forecast, ander prepared for the rain. others though, had to improvise. this was the first significant rain in almost two weeks. slick roads apparently played a role in other accidents around the bay area today. one driver had to be taken to the hospital, but the other driver walked away. the highway patrol said it responded to 33 incidents just between noon and 3:00 p.m. today. >>> as frank points out, the roadways kind of a mess. this light rain falling on the afternoon commute, or the bulk of it. you see showers still occurring out there right now. coming in close, you can see the showers mainly up in the north bay. we go into san francisco, you got light scattered showers right now. on market street. scattered showers in san mateo. east 3rd avenue. just light, nothing big. then you head towards san jose, and you've got sprinkles down there as well. you think it was a lot. the north bay did see significant rainfall to the tune of about .3, or .4 of an inch up here. that's
on a long term basis. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> officer say a man was driving erratically in fremont drove up 880 through san leandro in oakland and all the way to san francisco. we followed them where officers deployed spike strips. it finally ended in south vanness where the driver was taken into custody. >>> firefighters were called to the scene when things went wrong with the display. tara moriarty joins us from the mission district with details on how it happened and why criminal charges could be filed. tara in. >> reporter: the owner of this art gallery could be in trouble for setting some artwork on fire and we should say the artwork is made out of matches, 2 5,000 to be exact. it was a map of the united states and by lighting it, it caused a lot of damage to this building. last night fire crews were called out when smoke and flames were shooting out from the building. the artist creates maps and some -- sometimes messages out of exhibits. the problem with last night's incident is that it posed a safety hazard, which caused $5,000 at least worth of damag
the developing news from ktvu's amber lee. she's live in the city with what we know about the alleged assault and some initial reaction, amber. >> reporter: ken, news that the 49 wide receiver is being investigated for sexual assault comes as a surprise to the 49 fans we spoke to here at momo's tonight. the 25-year-old is having what some would characterize a break out season after being drafted by the 49 in 2009. the alleged assault happened in a san francisco early last sunday just hours after the 4- 9ders played the packers. police did not name the hotel just a short while ago a spokesman for the police department told us investigators interviewed crabtree who had an attorney with him and said the football player was cooperative. >> at this point he has not been detained or arrested. to my knowledge he was on the plane with the rest of the 49ers today in atlanta ready to play the game on sunday. >> reporter: we found these 49er fans at momo's they told us they want more details before they jump to any conclusions. >> i think that's terrible. i can't believe that he's actually being accused
on second street was out. ktvu's alex savage is live on the scene with more on the woman's injuries and what neighbors are saying. >> reporter: good morning. she is opening the elderly woman will survive after the fire. we'll push in here on the unit on the unit that, as you can see, was badly damaged. the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation. however, firefighters did tell us the woman had a pulse when she was transported to eaton hospital. the fire broke out at this 20- unit apartment complex. crews on scene here last night say it was a fairly small kitchen fire. at this point, it was unable to get out of her apartment. but as crews made their way through the unit, they found her unconscious and neighbors are worried about the woman but grateful the fire didn't spread. >> it didn't burn our unit. it didn't catch our unit at -- at all. >> reporter: this morning, i did put in a call to the hayward fire department. spoke to the dismatcher, we'ring a call back from the battalion chief -- expecting to get a call back from the battalion chief. we do know aside from the one woman transported
about hiring police consultants. >>> and our ktvu channel 2 morning news cameras were right there during a chase, how that chase came to an end, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >>> good morning everybody, it is wednesday january 23rd, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> it sounds like rain but maybe just a tiny bit, maybe. >> yes, pam. finally a lot of cloud cover coming in not much rain but more likely in the afternoon and i would favor the areas in the golden gate, here is sal. >>> some traffic between walnut creek and oakland looks good but no major problems and 880 looks good as you pass the coliseum, now let's go back to the desk. >>> an early morning apartment fire, we are learning more about how it started and tara moriarty is there at the scene in haze valley with the neighborhood with more on what investigators are saying, tara? >> reporter: initially we reported this was a christmas tree fire but that was not the case. it is sort of a busy road and you can see all of the rubble that is stacked up in fr
armstrong a second chance given all the carnage along the way. ktvu channel 2 news. >> a high surf advisory is in effect for the entire bay area coast. waves could be as high as 8 feet to 10 feet this weekend. it just takes one rogue wave with strong rip currents and cold water to spell disaster. new years day a richmonday man was swept to his death when he tried to rescue his dog. >> people walking dogs on beaches. people walking with their children. you just can't let your guard down. >> the high surf advisory is in effect until sunday afternoon. much biggerwaves are expected to bring excitement to the coast. they're on their way for the maverick surf contest. many flying in tonight. they're ready for danger with rescue boats and jet kiss on stand by. >> the energy in the swell is going to be ferocious and we're going to see these guys put to the test. training, experience, wave knowledge, and ability. >> the county sheriff's department says the plan is to keep spectators away from the water. the beach where spectators were knocked down in 2010 is off limits. >> he's urging the city to hi
and i will give you a hint, it's not google. reporting live from mountain view, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you think it's ktvu channel 2 news? >> i whats gonna say, it certainly can be -- i was gonna say, it certainly can be. >>> boy, the cars are on the roads, sal. >> highway 4 is one example where we have slow traffic getting into bay point. it's been slow from antioch to pittsburg. we haven't had any major problems. yesterday, we had the problem in pittsburg, today it's just slow traffic. 680 nearby is getting busier from pleasant hill to wa nil -- walnut creek. westbound 24, moderate. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up because of an earlier problem on the bridge. the metering lights had to be slowed down. now things are back to normal. it's about a 20 to 25-minute delay. if you are driving from hayward to fremont this morning, the traffic is getting busker is from 238 to the mowry avenue exit. those two points, 23 minutes up from about 18 minutes. so it keeps getting longer and longer. if you are driving that stretch, give yourself the appropri
. ktvu's alex savage on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. we are learning this is a home less encampment on fire. it's near the park. if you have been out near this area, it's nearby great highway and balboa street. you can see the firefighters peg out the hot spot ins the area. there was a fair amount of trees in the area where the encampment is. as we pan to the left, about three homes were threatened. we will show you where the firefighters are putting out the fire. the fire broke out on a piece of private property and this has been a long time problem, this home less encampment. there have been apparently three fire ins the past nine months. >> there's been a problem with the home less people getting in the area. fire started this morning, went undetectived for a while until seen by the garbage company. the fire get into the juniper trees which take off easily. >> reporter: the flames looked pretty large when the fire firefighters got on the scene, but thankfully, they got it under control and they are making sure the fire is out in the area. steep terrain in the area. the
on crime. ktvu's alex savidge is live for us in oakland and tells us the vote came after hundreds of speakers and a heated debate. >> reporter: well, hundreds of people spoke out on this controversial topic. there were four hours of public comment. the final vote didn't company until the morning. the council approved a consulting contract with bill bratton, a man whose past policing policies have come under fire. that vote angered many people in the audience. many in the crowd reacted strongly as the vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. ktvu had the only camera inside council chambers at the time. police moved in for a short time to maintain order. there were roughly 275 people who spoke at this lengthy council meeting. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm on a 7-1 vote. bratton will help come in and help with a crime-fighting plan. critics are concerned about an apressive stop-and-frisk pomcy that -- aggressive stop-and- frisk policy that some worry could lead to racial profiling. this woman voted against this. >> a vote against this is not about
president obama will be sworn in, next. >>> this is ktvu, "mornings on 2". >> good morning, an welcomes to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, january 20th. >> i am maureen naylor. claudine is off today. >>> here is rosemary. >>> another beautiful day. just like yesterday. it is cool if you are around the bay. cold, if you are inland. even freezing. our afternoon will be another dry day. quiet, we do have a high surf advisory that will continue in the afternoon. we will have details on this and i will have the numbers expected for today, coming up. >>> president obama embarks on his second term. he will take the oath of office at an intimate ceremony. tori campbell is in washington to take care of the inauguration. tori, good morning, to you. >> reporter: good morning. there are few politicians and supporters on the plane. i sat next to senator majority leader. and there was a supporter for obama passing out buttons like these to everyone who is on the plane. things are already getting underway this morning. the first event was joe biden, who was just sworn in at the naval observatory by jus
is a saturday and we will tell you if there is any tickets left. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it started just before 5:30 at an abandoned victorrian home. it took a few hours to put the fire out. squatters may have gone inside to escape the rain. two people were rescued from a roof next door. >> they were all together and they showed each other which way to go out. >> they were detained and the cause is still being investigates. >>> they called the u.s. quote the sworn enemy of the north korean people. they condemned the recent rocket launch and coming up, what the experts are saying about north koreans carrying out their threats on the united states. >>> coming up, whether to approve expansion plans for the sikh temple. some people who live there are fed up with the traffic and people parking illegally during prayer services and holidays. if approved the temple will almost double in size. >>> st. anthonys is building a new dining hall and community and political leaders are expected to help mark the occasion. it will better serve some of the neediest and the
. that shooting happened at seminary and east 17th street last night shortly before 6:30. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning tells us police have been scouring the area for any signs of the suspects. alex? >> reporter: and good morning. i did just get off the phone a short time ago with a spokeswoman for the oakland police department who confirmed to me this is still a very active manhunt in the area. as i step out of the way, you can see the street is still blocked off. we're pushing you down seminary avenue. you can see the s.w.a.t. vehicle there. a number of others remain in the area trying to -- officer s remain there. they believe they have the suspects in the perimeter. they are still actively searching. the spokesperson said they've written search warrants to go inside homes as well. this began at 6:30 last night when an undercover police officer was shot and wounded during a stakeout operation. three gunmen were seen running off. police were able to take one of those men into custody. but two others escaped. throughout the night, officers were going through here wi
. >>> and an overnight fire after all the warnings, it is very surprising all ahead on the 90s to near 100. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us on this wednesday morning, january 23rd, we can expect some showers but steve can tell us when to expect some showers. >>> there is not a lot to the system, may be more likely this afternoon, cloudy, and maybe more low 60s, here is sal. >>> we just got word of a crash on foot hill, but we are going to investigate that, the fire department was just dispatched and westbound 24 looks good as you drive to the tunnel and there are no problems between walnut creek and oakland and 101 is off to a good start and a new injury accident we are following it for you, let's go back to the desk. >>> we are following what happened with the city council. just hours ago they approved to hire outside experts with police. all level has more on the -- alex has more on the heated debate. >> reporter: it turned out to be a lengthy city council meeting which he canned well into the evening and they voted to approve police bill bratton.
home game in nine months. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> welcome to mornings on two. >> it's thursday january 24th. happening right now crews in marin are busy cleaning up after a big water main break. it was first reported shortly after two this morning. paul chambers first reporter on the scene and joins us now. its right near sir francis drake boulevard. >> reporter: access is really busy. this area is more residential but there are a lot of cars passing through. you can see the repair crews just arrived on scene with in the last five minutes. basically they are getting ready to do a lot of repairing. things are under control with the water main break but there will be a lot of clean up. let's look at video. this all started at 2:15 when the fire department got a call of water flooding a roadway. once on scene firefighters say the water was jetting out at least eight feet in the air. crews were able to get a handle on the situation by shutting off a nearby valve. it's unclear if someone hit a fire hydrant or if it just gave w
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